Putting Love First

...we seek to be a fully inclusive community of faith, transforming lives and Downtown Lafayette through the grace of Jesus Christ.

What To Expect?

You should expect to be warmly greeted and to feel right at home on your first visit. You’re certain to find friendly people who are ready to help you find your way without overwhelming you. Our Sunday morning worship is structured in a traditional, liturgical format. And whether you’ve been to a church before or not, you’ll find that the worship service is simple to follow, with teachings that are meaningful, thoughtful and relevant to your life. ALL are invited to come as you are!

Celebrating 175 Years in Lafayette

In 2020, we will celebrate 175 years of Methodism in Acadiana. From the first Circuit Riders in our region in 1845, to our current physical location completed in 1925, First United Methodist Church has sought to offer God's love and grace to all throughout our community. We hope you will consider celebrating with us as we continue to live out our vision of "Putting Love First."

Upcoming Events

The leadership of First UMC continues to pray and discern the best course of action for our community of faith. With that in mind, here is an update as of Saturday, March 14, 2020:

-ALL activities, meetings, and gatherings, INCLUDING Sunday School, will be canceled through March 22.

-We will NOT have public worship on Sunday, March 22. However, we WILL offer the opportunity for worship through Facebook Live (

-Activities, meetings, and gatherings scheduled to take place after March 22 are currently being PAUSED. As more information comes to us, we will make official announcements as to future schedules.

Again, please use good judgement in the days ahead. If you are
not feeling well, or nervous about public gatherings, please do not feel
obligated to attend events. Thank you for your prayers and
support during these unprecedented times.

With Gratitude,